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The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth's (GPC) mission cultivates the hobby of growing giant pumpkins throughout the world by establishing standards and regulations that ensure quality of fruit, fairness of competition, recognition of achievement, fellowship and education for all participating growers and weigh-off sites.

If your site is interested in joining the GPC, your first step is to carefully review our Rules. If these are consistent with how you currently run your contest, you are off to a great start. Next, contact your regional representative. New sites will be considered based on location, contest date, and its previous history as a contest or festival. Not all sites will necessarily be accepted if it is their first year holding an event.

Your site will need to fill out an application which lists the people involved in coordination of the weighoff, as well as someone with a Bigpumpkins.com user account who will work as a data entry person for the weighoff site.